About Milt Shook

A writer with 40 years in the political game (and let's face it, it is a game). I am a liberal because facts have a liberal bias, and I really like facts. If you like facts, you'll like this blog. If not, you'll have a hard time.

Screaming is NOT a Political Strategy – Stick to Sanity

I want to ask a very simple question to start this exercise… If you think tearing down the other candidates on your side is a winning strategy, I’d like you to show me that’s true. I’m serious; when was the … Continue reading

The GOP Has No Principles Left…

One of the most-used tropes in the right-wing’s arsenal, along with their “strict constitutionalist” nonsense (as if any of them have read enough of the proceedings of the Constitutional Convention to know what anyone working on the Constitution thought at … Continue reading

Too Much “Winning”?

Back when he was running for president in 2015-2016, one of Donald J. Trump’s most popular boasts was that, as “president,” the United States would be “winners” so often that we would get tired of winning. He won through a … Continue reading

Surviving Covid-19 With the Clown King in Charge

We always knew it was a possibility. We knew that, over a four-year term, it was possible that some sort of potential disaster would rear its ugly head and Donald J. Trump would bee forced to show everyone his high … Continue reading

How to Build a Progressive Government

So many people are demanding that “Attorney General” Bill Barr resign, it’s actually cracking me up a little. It makes me wonder how many of them have been conscious over the past 25 years or so of Republican politics. Don’t … Continue reading

Beating Trump Should Be Easy

It is definitely silly season when it comes to politics. I’m actually tired to hearing that Democrats will have a difficult time beating Trump later this year. This is being told to me by people who claim to be political … Continue reading

Another Trump Fantasy: Kill All the Drug Dealers

Once more, we are treated to Donald Trump once again showing why we were stupid, as voters, when we allowed this ignorant asshole to rise to the presidency. Today, he made a speech in which he praised China’s government for … Continue reading

Trump’s GOP Relies on Economic Fantasy

One of the side effects of accidentally electing someone like Donald Trump, who has zero experience in government, as “president” is that he he still has to figure out a way to do the job, so he has to go … Continue reading

Fact Checking the State of the Union, Part 2

As is his custom, Donald Trump gave his final State of the Union address yesterday, and used the occasion to cram as many lies as possible into the speech. I fact-checked many of these lies yesterday, but there were still … Continue reading

Fact-Checking the State of the Union, Part I

If there is one thing you can count in when Donald Trump gives a speech, it is that said speech will be chock full of bullshit. He can’t help it. Ask anyone; it’s clear that Trump is incapable of simply … Continue reading